IIT Indore envisages the convergence of traditional disciplines as the key to accomplish the previously unimaginable. With this foresight, IIT Indore has been promoting inter- disciplinary research programmes focusing on basic and applied research, technology development and innovation. This vision has helped the institute to excel in all spheres of science, engineering, and humanities and social sciences.
A key competency of IIT Indore is research driven academic programme as it forms a core component of the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. IIT Indore has consciously promulgated the idea of involving undergraduate students in forefront research projects. This led to the initiation of a formal undergraduate research scheme, Promotion of Research and Innovation for Undergraduate Students (PRIUS).
Research at IIT Indore has been recognized at both international and national level. Faculty members and scientists are actively involved in several key international projects and joint collaborations with research organizations in Japan, South Korea, Russian Federation, Portugal, France, Germany, UK, USA, and many other countries.
Center of Innovation, Incubation, Entrepreneurship and Industry Relations (CIIEIR) was established to encourage entrepreneurship for technology development, economic and social stability. IIT Indore community is actively working towards establishing their own start-ups and thereby applying innovation into practicality for the benefit of all. In the coming years, IIT Indore will develop into a world class centre for higher academic and industrial research, and innovation.